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Once In A Lifetime Photo Opportunity  
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

Hi!

After reading several topics about places where photography is not allowed, no good etc... I would like to talk about once in a lifetime photo opportunities here.
Have you ever been lucky, clever ( whatever... ) enough to be in a situation where you were able to take a once in a lifetime photo? A possibility you will never have again?
Something really unique, and I am not talking about the first 747 over Maho beach or something... I guess you know what my point is?

I was just curious, hope to hear some nice stories here!

Florian


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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

Yes i know what you mean
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/107117
Big grin Big grin



 Innocent  Innocent  Innocent

[Edited 2004-08-09 18:11:23]


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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2821 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

Unfortunately yes. Why unfortunate. Well I was photographing a parachute jump school and had just put a brand new roll of 36 in, and was using a 300mm on a motor drive Nikon (F2).

I have a complete sequence (18 frames) from the hop-n-pop at 2500 feet directly overhead, through a chute malfunction, through a cutaway of the main, through the reserve also not functioning.... and on to IMPACT about 75 meteres away. Definately not a pretty sight, but it's all on film.

I sincerely hope that this once-in-a-life opportunity happens only once in my life.

Steve


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

Peter, thank you for the link... As I said, I was maybe not talking about rare shots of rare aircraft because you can see them again somewhere.

For example, the DO JET of you is very rare...


Sad to hear that Steve!



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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4376 times:

It's hard to tell Florian, I've seen some situations that might be once in a lifetime but I don't know the future, maybe I''ll see them again, or maybe they're not real "once in a lifetime" opportunities.

Luis


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

Of course Luis, you're 100% right about this. I was just curious if anybody has experienced something fitting that scheme.

Florian



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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Maybe, I belive so, let's wait for this topic to develop  Big grin

Luis


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4319 times:

Back when this photo was taken....it definitely was not a once in a lifetime opportunity.......Today, a whole different story.....

So afterall, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.


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Vasco


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

Vasco,
My eyes star to tear everytime I see your pics of the WTC.........
Great pics buddy.
Mark Garfinkel


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

I think this was a once in a lifetime opportunity:





but I hope I'm wrong!  Wink/being sarcastic

/JM



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User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 417 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4224 times:


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Photo © Anders Nilsson


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Anders



Airliner photography is not a crime.
User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Indeed Mark!
Wonderful picture from Vasco....

Daniel



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

Ah, it's developing...

Vasco, would loveto fly the river visual approach into LGA once in my life...
Anders, the Caravelle is very nice indeed!

cheers,
Florian



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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

Jan: I'd like to congratulate you on that shot but I'm too jealous!

seriously though, brilliant shot.



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 417 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

Thank you Florian for your kind words. I love your photographs.

Anders



Airliner photography is not a crime.
User currently offlineCv747 From Iceland, joined Jan 2000, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

I have a nice slide of a Transvalair CL44 with two registrations landing in Basel! A Swiss one and a British one at the same time.
The story was that the plane came from Transmeridian and was painted in the new colours at Gattwick. The new HB registration was painted into the cheatline. The old British registration was painted in black below the cheatline.
Since the plane was still on British register the Swiss reg was covered for the flight to Basel. But in flight it fell off. Something you don't see every day.


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

A rare sight, no doubt!

Oh, thank you for the kind words Anders  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Another very rare one was the B737-200 with Cubana colors on the one, Alitalia colors on the other side... Was painted for a movie...


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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

ChrisH,
tacksarruha!  Wink/being sarcastic
/JM



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 767 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

I guess the thing is to treat every photo-op as a "once in a lifetime" - as someone who shoots a lot of classics and warbirds, its quite scary how many were destroyed shortly after my photographing them (could make a guy superstitious). Even stuff that was once quite common can become rare real fast - anyone seen any BAC 1-11s lately? Smokey Russian airliners? Don't you wish you'd shot more when you had the chance?!

One day (though perhaps not in my lifetime), the sight of an A319 at LHR will be a major event  Smile

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

Shots of crashes have unfortunately not been a merely once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. I've been on hand to photograph or video the loss of eight aircraft and far too many lives in four different incidents, all at airshows.

As far as rare pictures, this one-of-a-kind Gulfstream Peregrine prototype is hardly spectacular, but there are very few shots of it available:
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The chance to stand on the runway while something this large made low approaches was a unique chance for me (and quite a rush!):
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"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

Jeez that other thread turned into a right self plugging thread  Wow!
Have a picture of a Sunways MD-83 at BHX somewhere but dont have a scanner to scan it, not very good anyway, taken through glass.
Think I also have a pic of an RAF Hercules at CAX and All Leisure A320 at NCL as well as an Oasis International A310 at NCL

Would those be classified as rare?



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
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Soon I will find out my once in a life time photo Opportunity. Can't reveal (don't want to be jinxed)....fingers crossed
 Smile
Sam


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

I just remember now this photo:


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Mid air collision between a british Hawk and a portuguese F-16, the Hawk crashed, the pilot made a good bail out with no injuries, the F-16 made an emergency landing with a broken tail stabiliser. At NATO Tiger Meet 96 in Beja, Portugal.

Luis


User currently offlineTwr75 From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

VH-OEJ with a hail damaged nosecone.


Like a seagull on the MCG of life...
User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

This might be, I don't think it will be easy to make something like this again.


MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Luis Rosa



Luis


25 Post contains images PUnmuth@VIE : Hehe nice to see that Mr. Rosa has joined the plugging crew. Please note the smiley
26 Post contains images Mirage : I've no problem with plugging when it's support to make some point or to illustrate something. What I don't like it's unfounded plugging, plugging jus
27 INNflight : Luis, the man on the moon is stunning, indeed! cheers, Florian
28 Post contains images Derekf : This will never happen again. When these were taken the project had been all but cancelled but the flying continued until it was decided what to do. A
29 Post contains links and images Brian_ga : This was my once in a lifetime shot. Taken at TPA back in Jan 1989. The Northwest aircraft had lost it's engine somewhere over Valdosta Georgia. No on
30 Post contains links and images DB777 : Here's one of my once in a lifetime shots. Aeca Cargo's CL-44 HC-BHS scraping down runway 9-R (now 9) at MIA after the main gear collapsed upon touchd
31 Post contains links and images NonRevKing : View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS! View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS! Need I say more? Also
32 Post contains links and images Hisham : I doubt I'll ever see anything closer to a tailstrike than this. God bless the 10D's 4 fps! View Large View MediumPhoto © Hisham Atallah Hisham.
33 Post contains links and images CcrlR : View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon I took a picture of this A319 two years ago. About a year later, this aircraft was involved in a taxiing a
34 Post contains links and images Klgaviation : Well.... I have. MyAviation.net photo: Photo © Christopher Ryan Read the comment if you wish... it was taken with a disposable. Chris
35 Post contains links and images Leviticus : Once in a lifetime ? View Large View MediumPhoto © Milan Csepku
36 Post contains images ExitRow : - Historic flight. - First time seeing an SST. - Excellent shooting vantage point. - Capt. Bannister mugging for the camera. Once in a lifetime opport
37 Clickhappy : whats that weird flag the guy on the right is waving?
38 Post contains images ExitRow : It's the of course.
39 Clickhappy : lol sounds like a sandwich at Jack In The Box.
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